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Civilians Evacuated From Last ISIS Holdout in Syria

Civilians Evacuated From Last ISIS Holdout in Syria Earlier this week, the General Commander of the SDF Operation to Eliminate ISIS in Eastern Syria confirmed the fall of the extremist group in the East Euphrates Valley and said victory would be declared in the coming days. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , a Britain-based war monitor, also reported that some 50 trucks belonging to the US -led coalition fighting IS arrived at the outskir... [Full Article...]

Judge Imposes Gag Order on Roger Stone: Your Apology Rings ‘Quite Hollow’

Judge Imposes Gag Order on Roger Stone: Your Apology Rings ‘Quite Hollow’ Stone fell on sword after sword, saying he had no excuse. Either way, the photo Stone called a "random" one from the internet was found on some interesting websites . Stone left court without speaking to reporters. "Stone is all talk and no action and this is all a big mistake". Stone, who is now awaiting trial after being arrested on charges that including allegedly tampering with a witness to... [Full Article...]

U.S. special envoy in Hanoi to prepare for Trump-Kim summit

U.S. special envoy in Hanoi to prepare for Trump-Kim summit Mr Kim has purged and replaced many top diplomats and officials who served his father and grandfather with new and younger advisers as he gears up to meet US President Donald Trump in Vietnam next week. Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson Kim Eui-kyeom had earlier stated that Bolton and Chung would maintain close communication, when he announced that South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Trump would hold ... [Full Article...]

US says Alabama woman who joined Islamic State can’t return

US says Alabama woman who joined Islamic State can’t return US President Donald Trump said on Twitter he was personally behind the decision to prevent Ms Muthana re-entry into the US. Melvin noted that the woman was born in New Jersey, and Pompeo replied, "She may have born here, she is not a US citizen, nor is she entitled to USA citizenship". [Full Article...]

Pope Francis promises action against sex abuse priests

Pope Francis promises action against sex abuse priests They said the stunt was to protest the failure of the Polish Catholic Church in resolving the problem of clergy sex abuse. Another victim, from the United States, said he still felt pain after the "total loss of the innocence of my youth" and urged bishops to show "leadership, vision and courage". [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn Backs UK Return of Islamic State Bride Shamima Begum

Jeremy Corbyn Backs UK Return of Islamic State Bride Shamima Begum Begum was found in a detention camp in Syria last week, and her fate has sparked a dispute over the ramifications of leaving a 19-year-old mother with a jihadist fighter's child to fend for herself in a war zone. Her family's lawyer, Tasnime Akunjee, said he was "considering all legal avenues to challenge" Britain's decision. While responding, Begum who is seeking to return to Britain, called ... [Full Article...]

Scientists in Peru find 'extinct' turtle on Galapagos Islands

Scientists in Peru find 'extinct' turtle on Galapagos Islands Experts believe there may be more of the tortoises on Fernandina island since traces and excrements of other tortoises were also observed by members of the expedition. Genetic tests will be carried out to confirm the tortoise was indeed a member of the long-lost species, it said. The last sighting of the species was in 1906. [Full Article...]

Trump's former lawyer Cohen gets two-month delay to report to prison

Trump's former lawyer Cohen gets two-month delay to report to prison The House Oversight and Reform committee said Wednesday night that Cohen would testify publicly on February 27. Cohen is due to turn himself in on March 6 to begin serving a three-year prison sentence. Rep. Elijah Cummings confirmed in a statement Wednesday that Cohen will appear next week. They noted prosecutors did not object to the one-time extension. [Full Article...]

Maduro: Venezuela to Close Border With Brazil on Thursday Night

Maduro: Venezuela to Close Border With Brazil on Thursday Night Guaido has thrown all his weight behind a "humanitarian channel" that would bring tons of much-needed aid from foreign countries into Venezuela. "I think that if we can persuade the soldiers to open the bridge, that's the ideal outcome from this concert", he said in an interview via satellite link from the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. [Full Article...]

PM Imran approves comprehensive retaliation to any aggression by India

PM Imran approves comprehensive retaliation to any aggression by India It also offered to hold a "dialogue" with India on all issues, including terrorism. "Based on the investigation or any tangible evidence provided, state of Pakistan shall take action against anyone found using our soil", the statement said. [Full Article...]

Prosecutors: US Coast Guard officer planned to carry out terror attacks

Prosecutors: US Coast Guard officer planned to carry out terror attacks District Court in Maryland. On Jan. 17, Hasson allegedly compiled a spreadsheet of some 20 names of prominent democratic congressional leaders, activists, political organizers and MSNBC and CNN personalities including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif.; Sen. [Full Article...]

Saudi prince expects investment worth more than $100 billion in India

Saudi prince expects investment worth more than $100 billion in India India-Saudi Joint statement: Need for creating conditions necessary for resumption of the comprehensive dialogue between India and Pakistan . "The idea was to ensure that there is no politicisation so that people do not pit somebody who is a political opponent and put his name as a terrorist", he said. [Full Article...]

At least 81 dead as blaze rips through buildings in Bangladeshi capital

At least 81 dead as blaze rips through buildings in Bangladeshi capital Proceedings have dragged however, and prosecutors say a verdict could take five more years. AKM Shakil Newaz, said many were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. At least 70 people were killed when fire tore through crumbling apartment blocks in a historic part of Dhaka, setting off a chain of explosions and a wall of flames down nearby streets, officials said Thursday. [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders loses outsider status in 2020 presidential run

Bernie Sanders loses outsider status in 2020 presidential run In fact, within a couple of hours of Mr. Sanders' declaration, the Trump re-election campaign signalled its intention to use the Vermont independent as the poster boy for all Democratic presidential efforts, warning that "every" candidate has embraced Mr. [Full Article...]

Judge Grants Michael Cohen Two More Months Of Freedom

Cohen's lawyer, Michael Monico, wrote in a letter to Pauley on Wednesday that Cohen "recently underwent a serious surgical procedure and he needs to undergo intensive post-surgical physical therapy". Cohen has postponed his testimony twice before, once citing "ongoing threats" allegedly made against his family by Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani , and another time citing his surgery. [Full Article...]

'It's incredible' Ocasio-Cortez on Amazon pulling out of NYC

'It's incredible' Ocasio-Cortez on Amazon pulling out of NYC The online retail giant said on Thursday it was canceling its plans to build in Long Island City, Queens in a stunning reversal to an ambitious plan that would have brought an estimated 25,000 jobs to the city. "I find [her] extremely unsafe at this point", Deutsch said. "Once again she shows how little she understands not just economics but even unemployment", she said . [Full Article...]

Woman who joined Islamic State can not return to U.S., Pompeo says

Woman who joined Islamic State can not return to U.S., Pompeo says Hoda Muthana is not a USA citizen and will not be admitted into the United States", Pompeo said. Pompeo said Muthana was not a US citizen and would not be admitted into the United States. She has not named her third husband, a Syrian fighter who is still believed to be there. "I would tell [US officials] please forgive me for being so ignorant", she said, "and I was really young and ignorant an... [Full Article...]

Statue based on famous WWII 'kissing sailor' photo spray-painted with '#MeToo'

Statue based on famous WWII 'kissing sailor' photo spray-painted with '#MeToo' Police searched the area but found no spray paint bottles nor any other items vandalized. Damage is estimated to be more than $1,000. Officers believe vandals sprayed the phrase on the statue Monday between mid-afternoon and evening. During an interview for the Veterans History Project , she said that the kiss was not romantic, it was just celebratory. "Unconditional Surrender " was create... [Full Article...]

N.C. election panel outlines 'unlawful ballot scheme' in midterm race

N.C. election panel outlines 'unlawful ballot scheme' in midterm race North Carolina election officials on Monday outlined a "ballot scheme" potentially affecting more than 1,000 absentee ballots or request forms in the state's 9th Congressional District a year ago. Britt testified that she did not believe Harris had any knowledge of the operation. "We've obviously learned some new things today, things that, um, completely contrary to what Dr. [Full Article...]

Department Of Transportation Cancels Funds To CA High-Speed Rail

Department Of Transportation Cancels Funds To CA High-Speed Rail Among other things, the federal agency said Gov. Gavin Newsom's plans to downsize the project represent "a significant retreat from the state's initial vision and commitment and frustrates the objective for which federal funding was awarded". [Full Article...]


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